[Python-Dev] Alternative implementation of interning

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 17:14:04 -0400

> Since I haven't actually looked at the patch yet, this doesn't qualify as a
> review, but how about renaming PyString_InternInPlace to
> PyString_InternImmortal?  My guess is "InPlace" refers to some structural
> difference between mortal and immortal interned strings which doesn't give
> the programmer any hints about intended usage of either function.

Better still, I think we could safely make all interned strings mortal
-- I don't see any use for immortal strings.  (I see a use for immoral
strings but that's a topic for over a couple beers. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)